We heard rumours that Adele would be taking on the theme for the 23rd Bond film “Skyfall” way back in September 2011, but only now are we starting to hear confirmation that the speculation is true.
In a statement, Adele said: “I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. There’s a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song.
“But I fell in love with the script and Paul (Epworth) had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end.
“It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I’ve never done which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I’m 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I’m sure!”
Unfortunately Adele doesn’t seem to know what a Bond girl is, but nevertheless this 90-second preview of the official theme suggests that her voice is perfectly suited to the movie franchise.
I watched the trailer for Skyfall when I visted the BFI IMAX last week, so right now I’m pretty hyped about the movie release which is only days away on the 26th October.
Adele – “Skyfall Theme” (Preview)